[PC-BSD Testing] 8.0 ALPHA for your inspection

Bill Leeper protagonist at charter.net
Sat Sep 5 16:06:06 PDT 2009


I kind of figured that but thought I would mention it. It did manage  
to get rid of Windows, though so it is a definite plus in my book.   :-)


On Sep 5, 2009, at 3:45 PM, Kris Moore wrote:

>
>
> Opps, thanks for reminding me of that. I should have remember to put  
> it
> in the e-mail I sent. The nvidia drivers don't work yet, am waiting  
> for
> FBSD 8.0-Release to hit before I regen them all. Also the PBIs aren't
> included, so optional components wont work just yet. I will also
> start building PBIs once 8.0-Rel hits, that way they are built
> on the final ABI.
>
>
> --
> Kris Moore
> PC-BSD Software
>
> On Sat, 5 Sep 2009, Bill Leeper wrote:
>
>> OK, a couple of problems right off the bat. First, the nVidia drivers
>> are a no go for me. I get to the configuration screen and select my
>> settings. When I click on apply I get the normal box about testing  
>> the
>> settings and I then get the black text screen. After a few seconds I
>> get an error message.   link_elf: Symbol dev2unit undefined and then
>> the system reboots. It does boot just fine if I select the nv driver.
>> I tried the latest three nVidia drivers in the list and the all give
>> the same error message. Second, it doesn't look like any of the
>> programs I selected to install during the installation process
>> actually installed. Also, up date manager says it can't connect to  
>> the
>> server.
>>
>> On a positive note this alpha provided the incentive I needed to blow
>> away my Windows 7 RC install. Thanks for that at least Kris.   :-)
>>
>>
>> On Sep 5, 2009, at 7:38 AM, Kris Moore wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Testers,
>>>
>>> We've gotten a PC-BSD 8.0 ALPHA ISO to the point where the brave can
>>> begin to take a look at some of it's
>>> new features, and test out the new FreeBSD 8 on your hardware. This
>>> release is for 32bit only, after FreeBSD 8.0
>>> is released we'll begin the amd64 builds as well. Also, we have not
>>> begun to build the PBI tree for 8.0, and will
>>> do so after FreeBSD 8.0 releases. However, you can still install 7.x
>>> PBIs on 8.0, but they may not all
>>> perform properly.
>>>
>>> *WARNING* *WARNING* *WARNING*
>>>
>>> This is obviously a very early alpha build, so expect plenty of bugs
>>> and missing features. This is mainly
>>> a release for previewing what's to come, we will begin a more
>>> serious bug hunt after we finish implementing all
>>> the new features for 8.0.
>>>
>>> *WARNING* *WARNING* *WARNING*
>>>
>>>
>>> Download Link:
>>>
>>> ftp://ftp.pcbsd.org/pub/alpha-iso/x32/
>>>
>>> (You may wish to use a FTP client that supports resuming for this
>>> download)
>>>
>>>
>>> -- Changes implemented already --
>>>
>>> * Built on FreeBSD 8.0-BETA2
>>>
>>> * Includes KDE 4.3.1 / QT 4.5.2
>>>
>>> * ISO Changes
>>>  - Support for running in Installation or LIVE mode to try out PC-
>>> BSD straight from disk
>>>
>>> * New Software Manager
>>>  - Web-based software browser
>>>  - Download & Install PBIs in the background
>>>  - Background updating of PBIs
>>>  - Mirror Selection / Customization options
>>>  - Automated system update installation
>>>  - Re-create desktop icons for applications
>>>
>>> * PBI Improvements
>>>  - Using xdg-desktop* utilities for mime / kmenu icon installation
>>>  - Scripts to re-create desktop / kmenu / mime icons anytime after
>>> installation
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> -- Changes still needing to be merged in --
>>>
>>> * Brand new System Installer
>>>  - Supports installing PC-BSD Desktop/Server and FreeBSD Vanilla
>>>  - Supports scriptable installation
>>>
>>> * Backup / Recovery tool
>>>
>>> --
>>> Kris Moore
>>> PC-BSD Software
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